Origin of cenotaph
Examples from the Web for cenotaph
Others think it may be a cenotaph, built to house Alexander himself but then left empty after Ptolemy made off with his body.
Walking in the rain toward the cenotaph, I observed that about every other person wore a red paper poppy in the lapel.
These terraced courts have surprised all visitors to the cenotaph of Hatasu.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
It is an ingenious and brilliant addition to the public part of the tomb, to the cenotaph.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
A cenotaph is a monument erected to the memory of one dead, but not marking the spot in which his remains rest.Classic French Course in English|William Cleaver Wilkinson
There were celebrations in the streets of London and a vast crowd visited the cenotaph and sang Rule Britannia.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
This end might be attained by erecting a cenotaph in his honour in every churchyard and cemetery in England.
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Word Origin for cenotaph
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Word Origin and History for cenotaph
c.1600, from French cénotaphe (16c.), from Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos "empty" (see keno-) + taphos "tomb, burial, funeral," from PIE root *dhembh- "to bury."